Posts Tagged “Obituaries”

Former Liberal leader Jeremy Thorpe dies

by Stephen Tall on December 4, 2014

The party website records the passing of former Liberal Party leader, Jeremy Thorpe, who died today aged 85: Mr Thorpe died today (4 December) at his home in London. He had battled with Parkinson’s Disease for more than 35 years. He was elected as Liberal MP for North Devon in the 1959 General Election and […]

Tony Benn: an appreciation

by Stephen Tall on March 14, 2014

Summer 1993. I’d just finished my GCSEs and so, like any other teenager, spent the next few weeks reading Tony Benn’s diaries from start to finish. They are an immense achievement, as was his life. They had a pretty major impact on me: I joined the Labour Party aged 16.The effect wore off in time: […]

Tributes pour in for Sir Cyril Smith

by Stephen Tall on September 4, 2010

Lib Dem Voice reported yesterday the sad passing of Sir Cyril Smith, one of the party’s best-known figures, who served as Rochdale’s MP for two decades. Tributes have been pouring in as a mark of appreciation for Cyril’s life. Nick Clegg issued the following statement: “Cyril Smith was a larger-than-life character and one of the […]

RIP Sir Ludovic Kennedy

by Stephen Tall on October 19, 2009

The BBC reports:
The author, broadcaster and campaigner Sir Ludovic Kennedy has died aged 89. A former BBC Panorama journalist, Sir Ludovic spent decades investigating miscarriages of justice, including the case of the Birmingham Six. He contributed to the abolition of the death penalty and was also president of the Voluntary Euthanasia Society.
Nick Clegg has […]